Dr. Britt A. Thedinger

Doctor (M.D.)

Location:
Omaha, Nebraska Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
Website: earspecialists.com External Link
Practice: Ear Specialist of Omaha
Hospital:
Phone:402-933-3277
Med. School:University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1984

Answers Email: Unknown
Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 20/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 21 reviews. Dr. Britt A. Thedinger has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)-related: ears, nose, throat, hearing loss, tonsillitis, nasal surgery, endoscopy, laryngology, reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, thyroid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, swallowing disorders, sleep apnea, vertigo
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RID: 5208530
 
24/02/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' rating (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 4.2  Respond
RID: 3657893
16/01/14 4 4 1 1 The doctor spent less than 5 minutes with me for my appointment. I expressed my symptoms he did not look at my ears, feel around the base of my jaw-ear area to begin diagnosis. Asked about 2-4 questions I already answered on the pre-exam paperwork. THEN... His personal cell phones rings... And he takes the call in the MIDDLE of my appointment. Then he circled his thoughts on what I had wrong on some papers. Told me to keep an eye on it and there was t much he could do now. I asked several questions regarding relief for the pain, my questions were discarded. He got up and still talking walks out and before I can even make it to the door I hear him walking into another paitients room. I felt as though I was just contributing to their pocketbook and they had no interest in my health unless I needed hearing aids. Will not go back. Stay away.  Respond
 
20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Britt" to "Britt A." 
RID: 2857037
15/09/13 1 3 1 1 I saw Dr. Thedinger for about 3 minutes. After only a hearing test he told me I had EITHER Ménière's disease or vestibular migraines. He refused to do more testing and asked me to call back when I had another bout of vertigo. I asked was exactly what the difference was between the two and he literally told me to look up vestibular migraines on my phone and preceded to leave the room while still talking to us. I called a ENT for a second opinion and since I am going through testing through an office who really cares and wants to know what is going and help me get better vs. thedinger who cares only about making money on hearing aids. If you really care about your health, want to get better, want to stop missing work ect due to your illness please choose a different doctor.....he does not care about his patients 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Paid (or co-pay): $75
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RID: 2708929
 
15/07/13 1 1 1 1  
Insurance: United Healthcare
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RID: 2665384
29/05/13 1 1 1 1 I saw Dr. Thedinger three times for a grand total of one and a half minutes. The majority of the time spent was waiting for either the doctor or staff. His staff wouldn't listen to anything I had to say and disputed any questions I had. When I finally saw the doctor, he was in the room for maybe 30 seconds. He gave his diagnosis while circling a passage in a booklet and walked out the door. He didn't even introduce himself! His office staff is equally frustrating. They don't even know how to use a printer or fax machine! Never going back. 
Insurance: Aetna
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RID: 2602374
28/03/13 1 1 1 1 Went to his office for what I thought was a free test..... Never told of any charges...... not so.Told me after the test.........  Respond
RID: 2588655
18/03/13 5 5 5 5 After seeing another ENT doc in Omaha, I went to Dr. Thedinger for vertigo . . . everything about the appointment was outstanding. 
Insurance: Medicare
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RID: 2546947
31/01/13 5 3 1 1 Appalling! I went to Dr. Thedinger after being told to go to an ENT by three seperate doctors. Some of the staff there were amazing, however the doctor himself not so much. 1.no one asked why I was there 2. the doctor did not ask why I was being seen 3.there was no referral provided or other information to where the doctor could have known why I was there and I left with the same pain I went in with. When I tried telling him what was bothering me he dismissed it, instead he looked in my ear for two seconds told me about a condition I had known and every other doctor had known about for 20 years and left me sitting in the room. I finally walked out into the hallway and had to ask the doctor if he was done with the exam WTF!!! This is not the first specialist or doctor I have had to go to and honestly I have never had this kind of treatment or experience.If you can see another doctor really please do. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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23/10/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1549121
28/09/11 3 1 1 5 Totally unprofessional and actually rude! Seemed appauled that we only wanted my 85 year old fathers eared cleaned. Was mad that he did not want hearing aids. Did not care about the patient himself. 
Insurance: Medicare
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RID: 1500369
31/07/11 5 5 5 5 Best Doctor!! He and his staff are friendly and helpful . Made my vertigo manageable and was able to diagnose my condition. Very friendly and he listens!! Love him. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 1372039
25/02/11 5 5 5 5 The Dinger as my family calls him was an awesome man. My father has been battleing with Meniers disease for 5 years now and he found out what it was. Unfortunatly my father has a very rare case and couldn't have much done. He did everything in his power to help my father and decided to forward his file to the Mayo Clinic to see if they had any answers for my fathers problem. All around I would inite him for supper any night of the week just to sit and laugh with him. A very talented and amazing doctor.  Respond
RID: 1186611
10/06/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Thedinger and his staff have always been extremely helpfuland courteous whenever I have gone to them. Dr. Thedinger's experience and knowledge give me the confidence that I will receive the best care possible. Thanks to everyone at Ear Specialists of Omaha!  Respond
RID: 1119319
03/03/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Thedinger came highly recommended from another ENT. He performed ear surgery and I feel he is very knowlegeable in his field. He is a very caring man and makes you feel very comfortable. I feel he is truly concerned having even called the day after the surgery to see how my child was. I would definitely recommend him to anyone 
Insurance: United Healthcare
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RID: 1077936
13/01/10 5 4 5 5 Absolutely saved my sons hearing. Was yanked about by other ENT's for years until school referred us to dr T. He was with boystown at the time. He was able to fix some very chronic problems my son was having and my husband has seen him as well.  Respond
RID: 940740
20/07/09 5 5 5 5 one of the best in his field. he was able to stop my vertigo attacks. worth driving 1400 miles to get the correct help for my condition. menieres 
Insurance: United Healthcare
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RID: 847084
30/03/09 5 5 3 4 While I would have gotten the same result from my visit had it gone differently, I felt as if he had made his diagnosis before I'd even walked in the room and spoken to him. He concentrated on something which I told him was not a concern to me and didn't seem to listen to what I was concerned about. While he seems to be a very nice, friendly doctor, I feel he could benefit from perhaps making longer appointments with his patients and taking the time to listen to their concerns. I felt a bit as if I were being pushed out the door soon after I arrived. As I said, I think he made the right diagnosis, but would I go back to him? Unlikely. 
Insurance: Coventry
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RID: 665468
15/08/08 5 5 5 5 When I recently lost my hearing in a split second it was the scariest experience of my life. Dr. Thedinger and his staff made me feel much better and helped to calm my fears. I still can't hear out of my left ear, but I know I've got a GREAT medical team to help me. Dr. Thedinger was wonderful. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 627109
30/06/08 1 1 1 1 He was very rude and very poor bedside manner. Performed an operation that didnt need to be done. When I questioned the operation after a second opinion, he handed me my file and said go somewhere else. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 617157
07/06/08 5 5 5 5 We just want to send a thank you to Dr. Thedinger on his recent surgery he performed on our son. Our son really likes him and we really appreciate the hard work he has done for us. Thank you very much.  Respond
RID: 605967
03/06/08 5 5 5 5 as a physician of 40 years, i have had to 'rate' many physicians in order to refer my patients to the best doctors available.when i needed a physician for hearing loss a fellow physician recommended this man.he is the most knowledgeable, compassionate,competent, pleasant.....i run out of words here, but he is absolutely the best! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 408159
13/12/06 5 5 5 for 6 plus years - through remisssive states and active states of my condition (menieres) dr thedinger has helped with every aspect - through considering non-surgical methods and helping implement them - through surgical intervention - recomend him 100%  Respond